An industrial complex for Levi Strauss and Company
Davidson, James L.
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Since Levi Strauss and Company had its beginning in San Francisco, California, in 1~50, it has grown to become the nation's largest manufacturer of brand name western wear, jeans, and wash-and-wear slacks. During its one hundred and fourteen years of existence, the company has more than fulfilled the expectations of Levi Strauss, its founder. It has expanded from one small clothing shop on San Francis co's California Street to fifteen manufacturing plants in eight states and a major interest in a modern plant in Canada. The company now employs more than six thousand persons. Also, the sales gain in 1964 alone was greater than the company's total annual sales only twelve short years a go. Based on the assumption that Levi Strauss and Company· will continue to expand, it is conceivable that the building of new plants and warehouses would be uppermost in the minds of the executives. Therefore, a complex is proposed for Wichita Falls, Texas, to replace the existing inadequate manufacturing plant and to relocate the home office in a more central location to its existing plants.